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The Resource Straight flush : the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar empire--and how it all came crashing down, Ben Mezrich

Straight flush : the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar empire--and how it all came crashing down, Ben Mezrich

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Straight flush : the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar empire--and how it all came crashing down
Title
Straight flush
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the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar empire--and how it all came crashing down
Statement of responsibility
Ben Mezrich
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on extensive insider interviews and participation, the author tells the rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, one of the largest online companies in the world. At its height, Absolute Poker was an online empire earning more than a million dollars a day, following savvy business strategy and even better luck. Its founders set up their operations in the exotic jungle paradise of Costa Rica, embracing an outrageous lifestyle of girls, parties, and money. Meanwhile, the gray area of U.S. and international law in which the company operated was becoming a lot more risky, and soon the U.S. Department of Justice had placed a bull's-eye on Absolute Poker. Should they fold, or double down and ride their hot hand? This is a look behind the headlines of one of the wildest business stories of the past decade.--From publisher description
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10181839
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1969-
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Mezrich, Ben
Dewey number
795.412
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1251
LC item number
.M49 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Poker
  • Internet gambling
  • University of Montana--Missoula
  • Gamblers
  • Gambling and crime
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the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar online poker empire--and how it all came crashing down
Label
Straight flush : the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar empire--and how it all came crashing down, Ben Mezrich
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
288 p., [2] p. of plates
Isbn
9780062240095
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)813910801
Label
Straight flush : the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar empire--and how it all came crashing down, Ben Mezrich
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
288 p., [2] p. of plates
Isbn
9780062240095
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)813910801

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